Description: Dark overall with a black head and crest, gray shoulders, blue checkered wings, a lighter blue body, long blue and black tail, and small white streaks above the eyes and on the forehead.
Migratory Status: Year-round residents of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Habitat: Live in ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir and other coniferous forests to 12,000 feet in summer and 9,000 feet in winter.
Diet: Eat a variety of nuts, seeds, insects and small animals.
Last updated: June 8, 2018